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Poetry in a Glass: Night Visitor

Poetry in a Glass: Night Visitor

I confess that I had no real intention of choosing another haiku poem for this week’s post, but I was reading through a few of them yesterday morning and I came across one that was about a dragonfly, written by Matsuo Bashō.

     The dragonfly
Can’t quite land
on that blade of grass.

I was struck by the poem’s simplicity in much the same way as I was with the three that I shared last Monday, but there was something additional that made me gravitate towards this particular

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Poetry in a Glass: Autumn Evening

Poetry in a Glass: Autumn Evening

There is something about haiku poetry that appeals to me very much. I’m sure it’s the austerity of it, and the careful word choice required in order to depict a thought that evokes a feeling that then inspires us to think about life, all in just 17 syllables. I have a book of haiku poems that my daughter, Wendy, gave me as a gift. The three poets in it write in the traditional Japanese style, and their work is believed to be essential to understanding the origin of haiku and its fundamental components.

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